Cymatophora subampliata, Houlbert, 1921

Jiang, Nan, Yang, Chao, Xue, Dayong & Han, Hongxiang, 2015, An updated checklist of Thyatirinae (Lepidoptera, Drepanidae) from China, with descriptions of one new species, Zootaxa 3941 (1), pp. 1-48: 14

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3941.1.1

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scientific name

Cymatophora subampliata
status

stat. nov.

Subsp. subampliata ( Houlbert, 1921)  stat. nov.

Figs 1View FIGURES 1 – 9, 12, 13View FIGURES 10 – 15, 22View FIGURES 22 – 30, 32View FIGURES 31 – 36

Cymatophora subampliata Houlbert, 1921: 179  , fig. 4024. Type-locality: China, Yunnan, Tsé-kou. Lectotype ♂ ( BMNH). Palimpsestis griseocostata Gaede, 1930: 661  , pl. 85: d. Type-locality: Burma. Holotype ♂ ( BMNH).

Palimpsestis  ro-album Bryk, 1943: 12, pl. 2: 20. Type-locality: Burma, Kambaiti. Holotype ♂ ( NHRSAbout NHRS).

Material examined. 1 ♂, China, Sichuan, Luding, Guzanjiangju, 1635 m, 21.V. 2009, coll. Liang Hongbin, slide no. Drep-00626; 1 ♀, Sichuan, Dukou, Pingdi, 12.VI. 1981, coll. Zhang Baolin; 1 ♂, Yunnan, Ruili, Wanding, Senlingongyuan, 900 m, 29.IV. 2011, coll. Yang Xiushuai and Wangke, slide no. Drep-00887; 1 ♂, Yunnan, Yongsheng, Liude, 2250 m, 9.VII. 1984, coll. Chen Yixin; 3 ♂ 1 ♀, Yunnan, Yongsheng, Liude, 2300–2500 m, 6–31.VII. 1979, coll. Wang Ziqing and Yong Shengzu; 1 ♂, Yunnan, Xiaozhongdian, 3100 m, 6.VII. 1979, coll. Yong Sheng zu; 1 ♂ 1 ♀, Yunnan, Lijiang, Yulongshan, 2800 m, 6–20.VII. 1979, coll. Wang Ziqing; 1 ♂, Yunnan, Lijinag, Yulongshan, 2800 m, 15.VII. 1984, coll. Liu Dajun and Chen Yixin; 1 ♂, Yunnan, Lijiang, Mingyin, 2700 m, VII. 1979, coll. Liyongzu; 1 ♂, Yunnan, Zhongdian, ChongJianghe, 4.VIII. 1986, coll. Chen Yixin; 1 ♀, Yunnan, Binchuan, Jizushan, 2680 m, VIII. 1959, coll. Binchuanzu; 1 ♂, Yunnan, Yongping, Beidou, Qianmatang, 2200 m, 11.VIII. 1980, coll. Yongpingzu; 1 ♂, Yunnan, Queshan, 2300 m, coll. Queshanzu; 1 ♂, Yunnan, Wuding, Wansongshan, 2400 m, 17.V. 1980, coll. Yongshengzu.

Distribution. China (Sichuan, Yunnan), Myanmar.

Remarks. Laszlo et al. (2007) treated this subspecies as a species, mentioned its closest related species of T. albicostata  , and gave the diagnosis. However, after examining our specimens, we find that the genital characters given in the diagnosis are variable within the species. The socii of T. subampliata  sometimes are not slenderer than that of albicostata  (fig. 12), the valva of T. subampliata  sometimes is not broader (fig. 13), and the signum is not narrower (fig. 32). The external characters in the diagnosis could be considered as distinctions at subspecies level only. So it is reasonable to regard subampliata  as a subspecies of T. albicostata  .

NHRS

Swedish Museum of Natural History, Entomology Collections

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Geometridae

Genus

Cymatophora

Loc

Cymatophora subampliata

Jiang, Nan, Yang, Chao, Xue, Dayong & Han, Hongxiang 2015

2015
Loc

Palimpsestis

Bryk 1943: 12

1943
Loc

Cymatophora subampliata

Gaede 1930: 661Houlbert 1921: 179